The Equilibrium Clinic Holistic & Naturopathic Therapies in London

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Hijama/ Wet Cupping Therapy

Wet Cupping/ Hijdama can remove toxins and improve blood flow through the veins and arteries. Wet Cupping’s detoxifying effect on the skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin color within three treatments plan only.

Some other condition to treat

  • Stabilisation of high blood pressure
  • Migraine headaches.
  • Pain in the neck and back and stiff or swollen joints.
  • Psychological disorders, reduced depression, mood stability, anxiety, and relief Insomnia.
  • Some cases of paralysis.
  • Acne and eczema
  • Diabetes.
  • Gout.



Hijama/ Wet Therapy Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


  • How long does a session usually last?
    Depending on the treatment chosen between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  • What should I do before a session?
    If you have the ability, it is highly recommended to fast at least 2-3 hours before the session. You can still drink.

    What should I do after a session?
    It is recommended for the patient to follow the below points after WET/HIDJAMA Cupping treatment.
    Avoid having a shower/bath for 24 hours, and avoid dairy and red meat products for 24 hours, as well as strenuous activities for 24 hours.

    Does it hurt?
    There could be discomfort in the first day or so, afterward the cupped area may feel a little itchy. We recommend applying olive oil or Aloe vera gel on cupped areas to help itchiness, aid healing, reduce scarring and reduce the risk of infection.

    Does cupping cause bruising?
    A cupping therapy session may leave painless marks from pulling up the stagnant blood, we call it “discolouration”, commonly mistaken for bruises. Cupping should NOT cause bruises. Bruises are caused by trauma, blood leaks into the surrounding tissue and as a result can be painful.

    How long do the cupping marks last?
    Your cupping marks may be instant or develop over the first 24 hours. After 3 days, they start to disappear and should be gone after a week.

    How many sessions will I need?
    This depends on the problem being treated.




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Dry Cupping, Fire Cupping Therapy & Graston Techniques

What Is Dry Cupping?

Dry cupping is a manual therapy that consists of placing a cap on the skin and creating a vacuum to apply negative pressure. This negative pressure increases blood flow to the area. Dry cupping can be done with either a heated cup that generates a vacuum as it cools or a simple system involving a cup and a manual hand pump. It can stimulate deep and local blood circulation, pain reduction, increase oxygenation, stimulate drainage, and fluid movement. Dry cupping can be relaxing and stress relieving.

Some other condition to treat

  • Sinus.
  • Facial Paralysis (after a Stroke).
  • Bell’s palsy.
  • Skin rejuvenation.
  • Scar Tissue.
  • Cellulite Reduction.
  • Menstrual pain.
  • Lumbago.
  • Back and neck pain.

    What Is Graston?

    Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization treatment. It’s widely known to be very effective in detecting and treating scar tissue. Scar tissue, incidentally, causes pain and limits range of motion, both of which could prevent you from going about your normal activities.

    How does Graston work?
    This innovative technique, which is based on the works of an orthopedic surgeon named Dr. James Cyriax, makes use of six core tools. These tools are made from stainless steel in concave and convex shapes and have round edges.

    The combination of Graston and other therapy such as; Dry cupping therapy can be used for any musculoskeletal issue. Graston is also known to resolve chronic conditions that once were thought to be permanent. It can support speedier recovery from sports injuries or rehabilitation. The combination of Graston techniques therapy and other therapies can be applied as a treatment therapy to correct biomechanical deficiencies and musculoskeletal imbalances.

    Conditions to treat
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sport injury
  • Musculoskeletal Imbalances
  • Myofascial injury
  • IT Band Syndrome, Shin Splints, Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains
  • Low Back Pain, Hip Pain
  • Chronic Ankle Sprains, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis






Dry Cupping Therapy Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What's the explanation of the marks or discolorations that sometimes occur as a result of suction cup therapy?
One of the common misconceptions concerning cupping is that any discoloration experienced after treatment is “bruising”. Bruising is caused by trauma with breakage of capillaries and rush of fluids to the damaged area.
During Stationary Cupping where cups are left static for 5 - 20 minutes, marks or discolorations may occur. This is the therapeutically desired effect – the more this is visible, the greater the level of stagnation and toxicity, the discoloration will fade over a few days. As treatments cumulate and the release of stagnation has been dispersed and drained – (usually by the 3rd or 4th treatment) no discoloration is likely to occur. Even though each time the cupping may have been focused on the same area for the same duration and with the same amount of negative pressure. This is clearly the result of having internal unwanted toxins systematically purged.

What are CONTRAINDICATIONS TO CUPPING - Who should avoid cupping?
Cupping therapy should carry little to no risk. However, it is advised that the following groups of people avoid it:
Pregnant women
Those with metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another)
Those with muscle spasms or bone fractures.
In addition to this, the therapy should not be carried out on sites of the body that have the following:
An ulcer, An artery, Deep vein thrombosis Heart, kidney, liver failure.


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